Sharks sign Marleau to one-year, $700K deal

Ruben Hill
October 10, 2019

Marleau's longtime friend and former San Jose Sharks teammate Joe Thornton agrees. In order to remedy some of these woes Team Teal chose to bring back Patrick Marleau for his 22nd season in the National Hockey League.

"He should be playing somewhere", Thornton said Tuesday via Sharks beat reporter Kevin Kurz.

After a summer where it seemed like it was highly unlikely that we'd see Marleau back in the Bay Area, the Sharks changed their tune in a hurry.

The way their atrocious season has gone so far, including their fourth multigoal loss in as many games on Tuesday in Nashville, it nearly feels like the Sharks might need some divine intervention to turn things around.

Marleau, who turned 40 in September, spent the past two seasons with the Maple Leafs after 19 years in the Sharks organization.

He became an unrestricted free agent after he was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes and bought out by the team.

The Saskatchewan native is the Sharks' all-time leader in games played (1,493), points (1,082), and goals (508).

In the 2018 NHL Draft, he was ranked 81st among North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, and ranked second on the Saguenéens in goals, assists and points, and finished sixth in the league in points among rookie skaters during the 2017-18 season.

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